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The Virtual Threat: We Must Be Ready To Fight

The Virtual Threat: We Must Be Ready To Fight

Amiya Kumar Mishra The Telegraph   We must be ready to fight against all kinds of cyber crimes The year 2011 has been a victim to some of the world’s biggest hacking attacks. The hacking of Sony Playstation, customers’ information breach of Citibank, Operations Payback are only a few to …

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Cyber Attack: What Will Happen To The Individual?

What Will Happen To The Individual?

Olivia Johnson Cyber Attacks   So far, my blogs have manly concerned international cyber threats; however, nationally citizens all over the world should also be worried about government or private attacks on personal networks and data. This problem is already occurring openly in the Middle East and North Africa. During …

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AntiSec Hackers Hit US Police Supplier

The Nation   Hackers identifying themselves with the Antisec movement have attacked the site of a company that sells equipment to US law enforcers such as the police. A message posted over New York Ironwork’s homepage said it was a “tribute to Jeremy Hammond”. Mr Hammond has been accused of …

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Cyber Threat From China

Siobahn Gorman Wall Street Journal   WASHINGTON—China almost certainly would mount a cyberattack on the U.S. in the event of a conflict, and the U.S. has no clear policy to determine how to respond appropriately, a congressional advisory panel is set to warn on Thursday. In a lengthy report analyzing …

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LulzSec Brought Down by Own Leader

Jana Winter FoxNews.com   EXCLUSIVE: Law enforcement agents on two continents swooped in on top members of the infamous computer hacking group LulzSec early this morning, and acting largely on evidence gathered by the organization’s brazen leader — who sources say has been secretly working for the government for months — …

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Chicago Hacker Tied to Anonymous

Chuck Sudo Chicagoist.com   Jeremy Hammond, the Bridgeport resident arrested yesterday in connection with the international investigation into hacktivist collectives Anonymous and LulzSec, is no stranger to being investigated by authorities for his computer skills or to being in prison.   According to the Sun-Times, Hammond’s rap sheet includes “a conviction …

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Anonymous Hacks Combined Systems

Anonymous Hacks Combined Systems

VirtualThreat VirtualThreat.com   In a bold move the hacker activist group called Anonymous has rooted, defaced, and ultimately removed Combined Systems servers from the internet.  This pounding came on the same date as a well-known uprising in Bahrain.  Founded in 1981, Combined Systems, Inc. (CSI), is a U.S.-based firm that …

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Anonymous Group Destroys CIA.gov (video)

RT.com   Following Friday’s crippling of the CIA’s official government website, an alleged member of Anonymous has uploaded a video explaining how the collective crushed the agency’s online presence — and why the CIA should have been ready. A distributed denial of service, or DDoS attack, brought CIA.gov down for …

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Anonymous Plagues Authorities

Michael Hatamoto DailyTech   Hacker groups connected with Anonymous systematically pick off high-profile targets The collective hacker group Anonymous has continued its online assault against high profile targets ranging from companies to state and federal governments. In their most recent attacks, Anonymous bumped the CIA’s website offline for a short …

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